Sports in Vanuatu

Vanuatu at Football

Vanuatu National Football Team

World Cup Record

  • 1930 to 1990 – Did not enter
  • 1994 to 2014 – Did not qualify

Oceania Nations Cup Record

Year Round Position Pld W D L GF GA
1973 Semi-final 4th 5 1 1 3 5 10
1980 Group stage 7th 3 0 0 3 6 9
1996 Did not qualify
1998 Group stage 5th 2 0 0 2 2 13
2000 Semi-final 4th 4 1 0 3 5 8
2002 Semi-final 4th 5 2 0 3 2 6
2004 First round 6th 5 1 0 4 5 9
2008 Semi-final 4th 6 1 1 4 5 13
2012 Group stage 5th 3 1 0 2 8 9
Total   8/9 33 7 2 24 38 77

South Pacific Games Record

  • 1963 – Round 1
  • 1966 – Third place
  • 1969 – Fifth place
  • 1971 – Second place
  • 1975 – Round 1
  • 1979 – Quarter-final
  • 1983 – Round 1
  • 1987 – Fourth place
  • 1991 – Fourth place
  • 1995 – Fourth place
  • 2003 – Third place
  • 2007 – Third place

Wantok Cup Record

  • 2008 – Second place

List Of Coaches

New Hebrides (−1980)

  • P. Reichert (1973)

Vanuatu (1980–)

  • Terry O'Donnell (1987–1993)
  • Saby Natonga (1996)
  • Alwyn Job (1998)
  • Juan Carlos Buzzetti (2000–2004)
  • Joe Szekeres (2004–?)
  • Willian Malas
  • Saby Natonga (2011)
  • William Malas (2012–present)

Current Squad

# Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Ernest Bong 29 February 1984 (age 30) 7 0 Erakor Golden Star
16 GK Seiloni Iaruel 17 April 1995 (age 19) 1 0 Tafea
23 GK Chikau Mansale 13 January 1983 (age 31) 15 0 Amicale
 
2 DF Kevin Shem 5 December 1993 (age 20) 2 0 Tafea
4 DF Selwyn Sese Ala 14 August 1986 (age 27) 8 1 Tafea
5 DF Nemani Roqara 9 June 1993 (age 20) 0 0 Tafea
6 DF Freddy Vava 25 November 1982 (age 31) 24 2 Tafea
15 DF Alphonse Bongnaim 22 August 1985 (age 28) 11 0 Amicale
20 DF Malon Kaltanak 28 January 1991 (age 23) 0 0 Tupuji Imere
22 DF Brian Kaltack 30 September 1993 (age 20) 8 1 Hekari United
 
7 MF Jean Robert Yelou 25 September 1983 (age 30) 15 1 Amicale
8 MF Silas Namatak 8 December 1990 (age 23) 2 0 Tafea
9 MF Derek Malas 10 December 1983 (age 30) 7 1 Tafea
13 MF François Sakama 12 December 1987 (age 26) 11 6 Amicale
18 MF Michel Kaltack 12 November 1990 (age 23) 12 2 Erakor Golden Star
19 MF Roddy Lenga 22 April 1990 (age 24) 2 0 Amicale
21 MF Dominique Fred 21 October 1992 (age 21) 2 0 Amicale
23 MF Barry Mansale 1 November 1995 (age 18) 0 0 Amicale
 
9 FW Seule Soromon 14 August 1984 (age 29) 8 10 Wairarapa United
11 FW Robert Tasso 18 December 1989 (age 24) 7 5 Tafea
10 FW Jean Kaltak 19 August 1994 (age 19) 8 9 Hekari United
12 FW Joseph Namariau 12 January 1988 (age 26) 4 0 Tafea
17 FW Jean Nako Naprapol 20 July 1980 (age 33) 7 4 Amicale

Vanuatu at Olympics

Summer Olympics Qualified Competitors

# Event Year Season Athletes Sports
7 2012 Summer 5 (four men and one woman) 3
6 2008 Summer 3 (one man and two women) 2
5 2004 Summer 2 (one man and one woman) 1
4 2000 Summer 3 (two men and one woman) 2
3 1996 Summer 4 (three men and one woman) 1
2 1992 Summer 6 (four men and two women) 1
1 1988 Summer 4 (three men and one woman) 2

Olympic Archers of Vanuatu

  • Francois Latil

Olympic Athletes of Vanuatu

  • Janice Alatoa
  • Moses Kamut
  • Elis Lapenmal
  • Katura Marae
  • Arnold Sorina

Olympic judoka of Vanuatu

  • Nazario Fiakaifonu

Olympic table tennis players of Vanuatu

  • Anolyn Lulu
  • Yoshua Shing
  • Priscila Tommy

Vanuatu at Paralympics

Event Results

Name Games Sport Event Score Rank
George Kalkaua 2000 Sydney Athletics Men's Javelin F58 28.06 m 6th (out of 7)
Mary Mali Ramel 2000 Sydney Athletics Women's Javelin F44 18.99 m 5th (out of 5)
Tom Tete 2008 Beijing Powerlifting Men's up to 60 kg 80 kg 13th (out of 13)

Vanuatu at Rugby

Vanuatu National Rugby Union Team

World Cup Union Record

  • 1987 - No qualifying tournament held
  • 1991 - 1999 - Did not enter
  • 2003 - 2007 - Did not qualify

Vanuatu at Athletics

Outdoor Results

Event Record Athlete Date Meet Place
100 m 10.64 (+0.5 m/s) Moses Kamut 26 July 2005 South Pacific Mini Games Koror, Palau
10.64 (-0.6 m/s) Moses Kamut 18 February 2006 Melbourne Track Classic Melbourne, Australia
10.64 (+2.0 m/s) Moses Kamut 15 March 2008   Auckland, New Zealand
10.4 (ht) Carles Godden 31 August 1968   Port Vila, New Hebrides
15 August 1970  
Jerry Jeremiah 4 September 1984   Luganville, Vanuatu
1500 m 3:58.28 Tawai Keiruan 16 December 1993 South Pacific Mini Games Port Vila, Vanuatu
5000 m 15:08.1 Tawai Keiruan 25 July 1997   Port Vila, Vanuatu
10 m hurdles 15.92 Ben John 14 December 1993 South Pacific Min Games Port Vila, Vanuatu
15.4 (ht) Pakoa William 7 September 1982   Port Vila, Vanuatu
Long jump 7.18 m Georges Taniel 1 September 1984   Luganville, Vanuatu
Shot put 14.27 m Georges Laurence 27 June 1980   Port Vila, Vanuatu
Discus throw 45.84 m Georges Laurence 7 September 1982   Port Vila, Vanuatu
Javelin throw 54.04 m (new design) Willie Atie 30 August 2006   Ambae, Vanuatu
65.54 m† (old design) Bruno Cevuard 7 September 1979 South Pacific Games Suva, Fiji
10 km walk (road) 1:02:31 Jessie Owens 18 June 1995   Port Vila, Vanuatu
4x100 m relay 41.79 Vanuatu
Fletcher Wambo
Baptiste Firiam
Jerome Jeremiah
Kay Taiwa
21 September 1991 South Pacific Games Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
41.26 # Vanuatu
Franckie Mariello
Jansen Molisingi
Baptiste Firiam
Laurence Jack
24 August 1995 South Pacific Games Pirae, French Polynesia
4x400 m relay 3:16.09 Vanuatu
Tavakalo Kailes
Jean-Pierre Tiopang
Tawai Keiruan
Baptiste Firiam
24 August 1995 South Pacific Games Pirae, French Polynesia

Women

Event Record Athlete Date Meet Place
1500 m 4:59.49 Lilly Hunai 11 June 1999 South Pacific Games Santa Rita, Guam
3000 m 11:09.2 Lily Iawantak 4 September 2001   Port Vila, Vanuatu
5000 m 20:26.9 Serah Kausir 22 August 2003   Lenakel, Vanuatu
Triple jump 10.68 m Fiona Peters 24 July 1997   Port Vila, Vanuatu
Shot put 12.05 m Madeleine Nirua 9 June 1979   Port Vila, New Hebrides
Discus throw 38.56 m Maryline Adam 9 September 1983 South Pacific Games Apia, Western Samoa
Hammer throw 17.87 m Rolline Lesines 24 May 1998   Port Vila, Vanuatu
Javelin throw 36.36 m (new design) Rachelle Revevouro 7 September 2001   Port Vila, Vanuatu
42.12 m (old design) Germaine Naio 1972   Port Vila, New Hebrides
Heptathlon 2345 pts (ht) Elisa Rouvone 11 July 1998   Port Vila, Vanuatu
22.0 (100 m hurdles), 1.27 m (high jump), 7.35 m (shot put), 29.7 (200 m), 4.30 m (long jump), 21.67 m (javelin), 3:09.6 (800 m)
4x100 m relay 49.03 Vanuatu
Odile Daruhi
Aline Mermer
Olivette Bice
Mary Estelle Kapalu
24 August 1995 South Pacific Games Pirae, French Polynesia
4x400 m relay 3:57.50 Vanuatu
Odile Daruhi
Aline Mermer
Olivette Bice
Mary Estelle Kapalu
24 August 1995 South Pacific Games Pirae, French Polynesia